Denzil Davidson

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Denzil Davidson was appointed as a special adviser to British prime minister Theresa May in August 2016. [1] He will advise specifically on matters concerning the EU and will play a role in upcoming Brexit negotiations.

He was previously a special adviser in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2010 to 2016, and has worked with both Philip Hammond and William Hague in their former roles as foreign secretary.[2]


Davidson used to work for the Conservative Research Department where he was head of the International Section.

He was also special adviser to Hague on EU issues from 2005, a role he held for five years.

Davidson is a member of the Franco-British Council.[3]


Davidson was educated at Edinburgh University, where he read History (MA Hons) and Law (LLB). [4]


  1. Tim Shipman and Bojan Pancevsk, Chancellor blamed as cabinet splits over single market, The Times, 28 August 2016, accessed 13 December 2016.
  2. Senior Tories take spads with them to new roles, accessed 8 September 2014
  3. Franco-British Council, "New Members", accessed 7 September 2010
  4. Denzil Davidson Franco-British Council, accessed 9 October 2014